After-school program to teach Boston teens music, film industry skills

Kavayah Wright, Richard Smith and Anthony Schultz teamed up to run a program, through Smith’s National Youth Development Council, at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School and at a second location in Cambridge. For three days a week, students enrolled ...

Bringing back a Mattapan farm

The Fowler-Clark farm, long languishing in disrepair, is on the brink of a new future as a restored historic site and urban farming training and education center. Historic Boston Incorporated purchased the property and now works in partnership with the ...

Lusterity — a one-stop-shop for socially conscious celebrations

Lusterity is a one-stop shop for socially conscious celebrations founded by co-founders Sierra Rothberg and Marie Zemler Wu who were first brought together to lead their children’s public school 375th birthday celebration. They have taken their ideas from concept to ...

Which side are they on?

The Boston Police Camera Action Team has made it possible for body cam supporters to track where their councilors stand on the issue.

Yolanda Burnett

Dr. Yolanda G. Burnett, who has served as the Boston Renaissance Charter School’s Chief of Staff since 2010, has been appointed the new executive director.

Teacher prepares for 3rd year

Genet Mehari speaks to the Banner on the challenges and joys a new teacher faces. Mehari enters her third year teaching kindergarten through second grade science at Curley K-8.

All men free and brethren: Prince Hall and black Freemasonry

The Museum of African American History presents All Men Free and Brethen: Prince Hall and Black Freemasonry, Thursday, September 19, 2015, 6:30pm at 46 Joy Street on Beacon Hill. Stories about Prince Hall (c.1735 - December 4, 1807), abolitionist, civic ...

Baker-Polito administration awards $2.4 million to boost college access, student success

As nearly 300,000 students return to Massachusetts' community colleges, state universities and University of Massachusetts campuses this week, the Department of Higher Education awarded $2.4 million in competitive grants to increase access to college by students across the Commonwealth.

Sen. Warren stands up for working women

Tackling questions about federal issues important to women in the workforce, Warren outlines some of the legislative initiatives in Washington aimed at leveling the gender playing field, particularly for women in low-income jobs.

The Holyoke Innovation District finds creative solutions to revitalizing the city

While Boston’s Seaport Innovation District has garnered praise and attention, the efforts in Holyoke to revitalize vacant mill and factory sections of the city with new businesses and spur economic growth has been steadily and successfully moving forward for more ...

Founder of MassInno, Bobbie Carlton launches Innovation Women

Innovation Women, a new online speaker’s bureau for women, is guided by a simple yet powerful principle: “Visibility Equals Opportunity.”

Kelley Chunn and Geri Denterlein team up for success

Two Boston women who left high-profile positions in broadcasting to launch public relations businesses have formed a successful uptown-downtown partnership to secure new clients and enhance their services.

Lifestyle company, Kyu Melange is fashion with a progressive element

In August 2013, Gibson founded Kyu Mélange (pronounced Q-Mey-Longe), which is a “purpose driven fashion and lifestyle company” offering multi-functional, hand-crafted, unisex leather bags, clutches and accessories, sourced from around the globe. (“Kyu” means “progress” in Japanese and “mélange” means ...

Filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain telling the untold stories

Tracy Heather Strain backed her way into working on films and forming her own company to produce documentaries, The Film Posse, which is based in the Fort Point Channel area.

AG Healey sues property owner for denying housing to individual receiving rental assistance

Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office alleges that a property owner and manager refused to rent an apartment in Woburn to an individual based on his receipt of assistance through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 8 Housing ...